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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

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Address: Yarra Park, Jolimont, Melbourne, Victoria 8002, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9657 8888
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Description: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most...
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue. The MCG has hosted plenty of international cricket, including the first-ever Test and the 1992 World Cup final, countless VFL/AFL Grand Finals, the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games. It will also host the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Other sporting spectacles include FIFA World Cup soccer qualifiers, rugby league home and away matches and State of Origin and international rugby union clashes. Apart from its sporting events, the MCG has also witnessed many blockbuster music concerts, and even Pope John Paul II held a mass there when he visited Melbourne in 1986. The MCG has a total capacity of 100,024 people, comprising 95,024 seats and 5000 standing room spaces. The stadium also houses the National Sports Museum, which includes some of the most priceless pieces of memorabilia in Australian sporting history.
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Everyone told me I had to go see an Australian rules football game while I was in Melbourne. So I did. At first I couldn't understand how it works but then a local bloke next to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Everyone told me I had to go see an Australian rules football game while I was in Melbourne. So I did. At first I couldn't understand how it works but then a local bloke next to me explained enough of the rules so this American could enjoy it. After learning how it works the game is a lot of fun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My son was an avid cricket fan and I lost him to suicide last year so I decided (where I can) to visit cricket grounds and scatter some ashes - the trip to MCG was amazing - fantastic guide and seeing the extent of this stadium was awesome with all the factual information on all sports with pictures . I... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed the MCG Tour and its associated Sports Museum. Our guide, Derry, was very informative and engaged well with all age groups. The MCG, having hosted the Olympics, Cricket, AFL and various other events has a rich and fascinating history and it was wonderful to see it celebrated. The workings of such a vast ground, used all the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Love going here for the AFL. There is no other stadium like it. Great atmosphere when the game is on and peaceful when you go in. Just to sit and marvel. Plenty of history to take in, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The big games, where else would you be? There's only one sporting heart of this nation where you can hear 100,000 people roar, feel the hum, excitement and anticipation - an AFL blockbuster; the Boxing Day Test: ONLY at the 'G!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Spent an afternoon in this great colosseum watching some AFL. It is just an inspiring place to watch football.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A tour of the facility was held coinciding with a conference and it was extremely interesting to see the work that goes into the pitch and associated effort to make the facility top class. The parallel use of the facility as a convention and function centre is a real attraction as was the trophy room. A great place to visit... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great insite on a wonderfull ground, wheather your into Cricket or AFL you will be satisfied. Great tour by volunteers which also gives you insite of their time at the venue. Tour areas out of normal peoples reach and get to see how the privlidge see the games.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Been many times to Footy games and concerts, love the atmosphere, easy to get to on public transport, crowds are always well behaved

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Visited the MCG for a work function. The function room was large and catered for the 300 guests at the venue. We also had a tour of the MCG Museum which was interesting to learn about some of the history of this iconic venue. Recommend the visit.

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Address: Address: Yarra Park, Jolimont, Melbourne, Victoria 8002, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9657 8888
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